Have you ever wanted to create an app, but dismissed the idea because you knew nothing about coding? That did not stop 14-year-old Robert Nay. He decided that since he did not know how to code, he would learn. He researched at his local library to learn more about programing and in only a month had written over 4,000 lines of code for his app.
Bubble Ball was released in 2010 in the Apple App Store. It was downloaded more than two million times in the first week, and eventually dethroned Angry Birds from the #1 spot on the App Store’s list of free games. The game is puzzle-style involving physics with 72 levels—120 levels for those willing to purchase the premium version. In addition, there is now a community levels feature in which users can create their own levels to share with other players.
What I appreciate about Nay is that he did not let his limited knowledge keep him from pursuing a goal. He channeled that passion into gaining the skills and knowledge needed to make it happen. His dedication to his product is evident, and I strive to have that kind of dedication for the projects I take on.